This compact casebook is designed for one-semester contracts classes. It helps students synthesize groups of related cases by focusing attention on the principles, policies, and rules of contract law. It employs many transitions and notes written for the students, rather than excerpting works written for professors or practitioners. Questions are limited to central issues to avoid overwhelming and losing the students. This revision is a thorough makeover that brings everything up to date, and includes a variety of recent cases, while retaining the brevity and ?principles approach? of earlier editions.